Everyone, the day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. It’s today, and it’s going to put sliced bread to shame. Because Instagram just announced a new feature that you, we, everybody who’s anybody who has Instagram has been begging for, for as long as we can remember!
We can’t deny that typos are embarrassing. Even more so when we don’t have the option to edit it before anyone else sees it! And who really wants to go through the hassle of deleting and re-uploading the picture again? Or leave a jarring typo correction comment below a picture? We know, we know, trust us, we’ve been there.
But before you die in shame over a typo and decide to move out of planet Earth because you accidentally said “Going to divorce” instead of “Going to Disney” in your Instagram caption, you’d be pleased to know that you can just edit it, Yuh huh, the photo-sharing social media platform has finally rolled out a feature that should’ve been there since day one.
They made the announcement on their blog, which read:
Today, we’re pleased to announce a bundle of updates and improvements designed to help you discover more on Instagram.
In this update, we’re continuing to improve the Explore page on Instagram by making it faster to find people you want to follow. With this in mind, you’ll see that the Explore icon at the bottom of your screen has changed to a magnifying glass. When you open Explore, you’ll now see two tabs: Photos and People. The Photos tab has not changed. It contains the same scrolling grid of photos and videos you already know. The new People tab highlights interesting accounts for you to discover.
In addition to the updates to Explore, we’ve added the ability to go back and edit captions on your posts. When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way. This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today. You’ll find a new “Edit” option in the menu beneath your image. Tap it to edit your caption.
Bring out the champagne, it’s time to celebrate a typo-free Instagram life :D
To learn more about these new changes, check out help.instagram.com.